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Please add your voice to Wildlife Queensland’s submission on Discussion Paper: Implementing a lightweight plastic shopping bag ban in Queensland. Our collective feedback on how and when the ban should be implemented is vital to the health of our state and its wildlife!

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The Queensland Government has released a planning document: Toward Q2: Tomorrow’s Queensland. This document purports to deliver vision for Queensland in Toward Q2: What should Queensland be like in 2020? 2020 based on 5 aims for the State: Strong; Green; Smart; Healthy; and Fair. The Queensland Government has outlined 2 targets for each theme and …

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Under Construction The information for submissions is being updated, so please check back here soon. Thank you.

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Listed below is a selection of recent submissions and articles reflecting on the views of Wildlife Queensland and our role in protecting our environment. 2012 Submission on the Nathan Dam and Pipelines Project EIS – June 2012 Decision on the Connors Dam and Moranbah to Alpha pipeline projects – May 2012 Nathan Dam back on …

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What is the current situation on North Stradbroke Island regarding sand and mining? In 2011 the Bligh Labor government enacted special North Stradbroke IslandPhoto © Bill Stickers legislation – The North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Act 2011 – to end all heavy mineral mining on the island in 2019 and to end the silica …

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The swing of the penudulum: Vegetation Management Framework Bill At a recent address to the Queensland Rural Press Club, Hon Andrew Cripps M.P., Minister for Natural Resources and Mines stated ‘The previous Labor Government had allowed Photo ©Wildlife Queensland the pendulum to swing too far towards extreme green policies…’ and this was the justification for …

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Will Yellow-bellied Gliders Survive Commercial Logging? The announcement by the Queensland Government that ecotone forests of north Queensland be re-opened for commercial logging immediately raises concerns for one of the marsupial gliders. It is the yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis un-named subspecies) which is a denizen of these forests on the western edge of the Wet …

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National Parks under the Boot The assault on nature conservation in Queensland Why has the Newman Government chosen to comprehensively neutralise nature conservation and its associated legislation in Queensland, particularly in relation to national parks? There doesn’t appear to be any political imperative, as is the case in NSW where a party with the balance …

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Listed below is a selection of recent submissions and articles reflecting on the views of Wildlife Queensland and our role in protecting our environment. 2013 Comments on the Townsville Port Expansion Project – May 2013 Coral Sea Marine Reserve – a step closer – February 2013 Submission to the second public consultation period on the …

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Turtle with plastic bag

Plastic in the ocean kills over one million birds and 100,000 sea mammals every year. Our Plastic Bag Free Queensland campaign promotes awareness of the impact plastic litter has on our environment and is working to bring Queensland in line with other Plastic Bag Free states. The campaign is gaining widespread support and seeing some extremely positive wins for wildlife…

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